Friday, June 20, 2014
Peter MacKay's Sad Spiral Into Sexist Idiocy
I've always had trouble trying to figure out Peter Dumbo MacKay's exact place in the Con universe.
He used to strike me as more of a happy idiot, than a hollow eyed member of the Harperite cult.
The kind of guy who would cheerfully borrow a government aircraft to go fishing.
Or borrow the neighbour's dog to try to make Belinda Stronach feel guilty about dumping him...
Even though that WAS unforgivable. Woof !!! Woof !!!
But lately Dumbo has been undergoing an alarming transformation.
And morphing from a useful idiot into yet another brutish Con...
Trying to convince us that his so-called cyberbullying bill is about cracking down on bullies, instead of about making it easier for the Cons to spy on us.
Teaming up with his depraved leader to smear the Chief Justice. Endangering the lives of sex workers.
Or trying to jail even more young people for the "crime" of smoking marijuana.
Even though, as we know, he's no role model...
He's the poster boy for binge drinking.
So strangely enough it's almost a relief to report, that although he's increasingly dangerous, he is still an idiot.
Justice Minister Peter MacKay seems to be standing by his comments that the reason there are so few women appointed as judges is that too few apply. At an event with the Ontario Bar Association last week, MacKay is reported to have backed up his statement by explaining that women have a closer bond to their children than men, and therefore the path to the bench is too demanding for them.
Who would claim that women are responsible for discriminating against themselves.
While conveniently forgetting to mention that the Cons had an excellent female candidate on their short list for the Supreme Court, Justice Marie-France Bich...
But went to extraordinary lengths to reject her.
The most impressive candidate from the Court of Appeal was Justice Marie-France Bich, a former law professor, who was valued for her strong judgments and her streak of independent thinking.
The strategists at PMO/Justice could not ignore Judge Bich. They put her on their long list, but made possible for Harper not to appoint her by loading their long list with the names of no fewer than four members of the Ottawa-based, government-friendly Federal Court of Canada.
Judge Bich made it to the short list, along with two judges from the Federal Court of Appeal. One of them was Justice Marc Nadon, an expert in maritime law. Although the prime minister is not obligated to choose from the short list, convention dictates that he should. He bypassed Judge Bich to choose the semi-retired Judge Nadon.
Because even though she was the consensus candidate of the Quebec legal community, she wasn't conservative enough for them.
Which only makes Dumbo MacKay's arguments even dumber or more disgracefully sexist.
Makes him look like he's living in another era...
And is after all just another hollow eyed member of the foul Con cult.
Where Big Daddy knows best...
And is always treating women differently, or as less equal than men.
And all I can say is, I live for the day when we can bounce this ungodly gang of good ol' boys out of power.
And out of the 21st Century.
Defeat them and their depraved leader.
And send them all back to the time and the place where they rightfully belong...
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